My first attempt yesterday at machine embroidery was a frustrating one. I am practicing on some old cotten napkins I had, and was working on placement etc.
I figured out the placement thing, but as I was going along on my 2nd color, the deep purple, my needle broke. That was surprising, because I had done some stitching
on Wednesday without any problem. I went through all the trouble shooting after replacing the needle and proceeded. A couple hundred stitches later, another broken needle..,
and then not long after; a third….by the time I dealt with the third, I had narrowed down my problem to the way the thread was coming off the spool…..it was somehow getting caught up on spindle..
Once I fixed that problem, I was set to finish (FINALLY) with the pansies and move on to the tulips below.
I liked this design because it was perfect for the corner of a napkin !! I got it done with no broken needles.
I was so pleased with the tulips, I started to line up my threads for the next design; with 20 thread changes…..
I saved it to work on today! It’s good practice!!!!